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Women’s Self Defense Workshop

Women's Self Defense Workshop According to statistics last updated in November of 2016 by the World Health Organization, about 1 of every 3 women(35%) worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. This statistic hits even closer to home when you watch the ...

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Sifu Francis Fong – Wing Chun Kung Fu- Sarasota Seminar

Sifu Francis Fong at Martin Academy in 2017 Once again MAMA is proud to host Sifu Fong on April 8, 2017. Every time I train with Sifu Fong I’m amazed at the things he demonstrates and his understanding of body mechanics. In Jim Brault’s book, The Path of Master which is ...

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Civilian Tactical Program in Sarasota

Get ready Martin Academy is getting ready to officially offer Alan Baker's Civilian Tactical Course (C-Tac). Why you ask?   "Turn on any TV, watch the news and you will see how changes in today’s world and in our culture are creating the need for information and training that exceeds what a normal ...

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Prof Pedro Sauer In Florida

    Saturday, October 18,2014, the MAMA GJJ Team went on a road trip to Davie, FL to train with Master "The Professor" Pedro Sauer.  Mike, Jason, Randy, Jessica and Hannah made the trip and each got their first training session with Master Sauer. I love introducing "newbees" to Master Sauer and this ...

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Getting Back Up and Moving On

Getting Back Up and Moving On Over the past two weeks I’ve been reading the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It’s about the life of Louis Zamperini a World War 2 POW. I’m not going to go in to all the information in this book, read it yourself. It’s a good ...

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CSW Coach Development Program

CSW Coach Development Camp Creating a solid foundation. I have spent the last few days at the First Annual CSW / STX Coach Development Camp at the World Headquarters in Fullerton, CA. The event included attendees from all over the world. The camp is specifically geared toward providing details and subject matter not ...

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Self-Confidence

Self-confidence: "The first requisite to great undertakings.” Many people yearn to be more self-confident. Yet they have no idea how to achieve that objective. They look at others who have the gift and say, “Hey that’s what I want. I hate feeling unsure of myself. I wish I could stop obsessing about ...

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Martial Arts Camps Bring Life Long Rewards

Martial arts camps are a great way to build on your skills and train side by side with some of the most talented martial artists there are. I have personally gotten to experience several camps and I was in awe of the top of the line instruction and level of ...

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Women’s Safety Program

Martin Academy is going to start a Women’s Program on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6pm. This class will be filled with physical workouts, as well thought provoking topics and mental aspect of personal safety. Many women take a 4, 6 or 8 week course and feel they are ready to ...

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Holiday Sale and Picnic

The past weekend we had our Holiday Sale at the Academy  then Holiday Picnic at Rothenbach park on Saturday afternoon. The Holiday Sale was a success with students buying privates at discounted rate, merchandise and Equipment. Everyone is getting ready to be even better in 2014!  If you're looking for ...

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